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Cougars Host Exhibition Sunday

Cougars Host Exhibition Sunday
 
SIUE Cougars (6-24, 1-15 OVC in 2016-17) 
vs. Brescia Bearcats (12-17, 9-9 RSC in 2016-17)
Exhibition No. 1
Sun., Nov. 5, 2 p.m.
Vadalabene Center 
Edwardsville, Illinois
 
TV: None
Radio: 88.7 the Sound (Joe Pott, Colin Suhre)
 
OPENING TIP
The 2017-18 season marks the 50th season of SIUE men's basketball. The men's basketball program began with the 1967-68 season, the first of three under the late Hall of Fame coach Harry Gallatin.
 
THIRD SEASON 
SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris begins his second season at the helm of the Cougars. The native of Edwardsville, Illinois, is 12-46 in two seasons in charge. 
 
LAST SEASON
SIUE opened the season with wins at Hawaii and against Florida Atlantic, also in Hawaii. The Cougars rounded out a successful November with a resounding 12-point win on the road at Grand Canyon. SIUE picked up home wins over IUPUI and Missouri S&T before struggling in Ohio Valley Conference play. The five nonconference wins were the most in the Division I era. The Cougars finished the season with their largest win of the year, a 19-point victory over Eastern Illinois at Vadalabene Center. 
 
SERIES STUFF
The Cougars and Bearcats have met once previously in men's basketball. SIUE earned a 98-65 win in November 28, 1986.